Thanks Heather for reminding us to keep our chins up. "Dory the little blue fish" is a great idea. Everybody needs a gimmick and it sounds to me like you've find yours.
It's funny to think that you can find inspiration from a cartoon character. But, lately, circumstances have forced me to look in some weird places to keep a positive attitude. And, I happened to land upon Dory, the little blue fish from "Finding Nemo". Since Dory's only got a VERY short term memory, she's always happy to meet new people (even if she's known them for a while), she manages to make friends with those who should be her enemies ("What's a little bite like you doing 'round here") and is always in an upbeat mood ("Swimming, swimming...just keep swimming"). Not a bad way to live, if you think about it. So, no matter what life throws at me, I'm just going to keep swimming with a song in my heart and a smile on my face.